[funsec] The 15 most influential people in security today

Joel R. Helgeson joel at helgeson.com
Thu Feb 14 17:39:21 CST 2008


Well, as the saying goes, Great people are rarely famous, and famous people
are rarely great.

People in the trenches fighting the good fight are rarely the ones putting
their heads up to take flack from the MSM and press folks like Larry
Seltzer.

I know a guy that has come up with real, working, viable solutions to all
sorts of web security vulnerabilities and he's entirely unknown.

The people of this list, to a large extent, are famous for being well known,
and working in the security industry.

 

From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Larry Seltzer
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 2:41 PM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: Re: [funsec] The 15 most influential people in security today

 

I just noticed that there aisn't anyone from Symantec or any of the other
big security software malware companies. Does that sound right? I suppose it
could be

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
http://security.eweek.com/
http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/
<http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/Contributing> 
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larry.seltzer at ziffdavisenterprise.com

 

 

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From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Alex Eckelberry
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:17 PM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] The 15 most influential people in security today

Congrats to the winners.   

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/The-15-Most-Influential-People-in-Security
-Today/

It's never easy to come up with a definitive list of IT professionals with
the most influence on the way we secure desktops, networks and mobile
devices. And limiting the list to 15 hackers is a near-impossible task, but,
in my mind, these are the folks who stand out today as stirring the
imagination and forcing us to rethink our approach to security in an
always-on world. 


The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today


'1. Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team'
'2. Ivan Krstic, One Laptop Per Child'
'3. Chris Paget, IOActive'
'4. Bunnie Huang, Bunnie Studios'
'5. Michal Zalewski, Google'
'6. Window Snyder'
'7. The MOAB Hackers'
'8. Dino Dai Zovi'
'9. Michael Howard, Microsoft'
'10. HD Moore, Metasploit '
'11. Dave Aitel, Immunity'
'12. Bronwen Matthews, Microsoft'
'13. John Pescatore, Gartner'
'14. Rob Thomas and Team Cymru'
'15. Stefan Esser, Hardened PHP Project' 

Do you agree with this list?   

Alex

 

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